wic

United States
February 13, 2007 3:19pm CST
Is anyone on WIC? If so, are they pretty strict on qualifying for it? We make a little more than the posted amount for the size of our family so we haven't applied. Any help/tips/suggestions?
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@rash219 (808)
• United States
13 Feb 07
first of all what is WIC ??
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
24 Feb 07
WIC stands for Women Infants and Children. It's a government program to help women when they are pregnant and have children under 5 I believe is the cut off. It can really help out and make ends meet.
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I know they had very high levels for what you could earn. I'd go and check with them. Their amounts are different then the ones for food stamps and welfare. So it's best to check with them. I don't think they were that strict but they do have quidelines they have to go by. Overall I found them fairly easier to deal with then the normal government assistance areas. Besides it can't hurt to check it out. I know they give a lot each month for formula, milk, cheese, etc. It can really make things easier.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I was on it with both of my children, there are alot of benefits to having it. I would check into it and see what they say, im not sure because it has been awhile and what the qualifcations are and what they take into consideration when appling. whether they take out for what you pay in expenses and things like that.
@GardenGerty (128630)
• United States
14 Feb 07
It was not available when my kids were little. I am sure that they would be strict about the financial guidelines, but sometimes they do take into consideration other things that would qualify, like a baby or child who is a certain percentage under birthweight. You can only try. They do not charge you to apply.
@crystal8577 (1466)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I am not on WIC but was at one time. There were very strict where I lived. They also make you go threw a lot of classes & can be very nosey.